Arizona Senator was upstanding man

Thursday, August 30, 2018

Many, many tributes have and will be written for Senator John McCain by his friends, colleagues and the admirers who knew the extraordinary man best. Nonetheless, I too feel bereft as an American and want to express my sorrow and admiration for Arizona’s senior Senator, Navy aviator and Vietnam POW who died last Saturday at 81-years-old. John McCain believed in the American exceptionalism that he embodied. He lived up to a higher ideal, to a belief in righteousness and truth that transcended politics and party. Despite not agreeing with him on every issue, I respected him as trustworthy and knew he cared more for the welfare of the American people than his own interests. He was a rarity, a statesman with integrity, and will be missed.

Upcoming Events

Tuesday, September 25, 2018
6:30 p.m., Council Chambers
Tuesday, September 25, 2018
Tuesdays, Noon, Beartooth Grill, 305 1st Ave. S.
Tuesday, September 25, 2018
(Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Tuesdays, 8:30 a.m. weigh-in, 9 a.m. meeting, United Methodist Church Basement, 839-8757 (Sharon) 628-5803 (Cheri)
Tuesday, September 25, 2018
Fourth Tuesdays, 7 p.m., Eagles Hall, 313 W. Main, 628-4503
Wednesday, September 26, 2018
10 a.m., Laurel Public Library, 720 West Third Street, Laurel, 628-4961
Wednesday, September 26, 2018
Wednesdays, 7 p.m., 201 1/2 E. Main St., Laurel

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